Do not forget that most LiveCode programmers are developing business applications...
I have not forgotten that fact.
I develop programs that are not
business applications and am not
really interested in
additional Rich Media stuff that was promised in the Kickstarter as vis-a-vis graphics
Livecode has had me satisfied ever since version 4.5 (version 4.0 was distorting some GIF
images rather badly), and vis-a-vis Unicode access since version 7.0.
And, frankly, my Master's degree thesis with a prototype agent-led interface which I developed in Livecode 1.1.1
was graphically just fine (the problems, such as they were, lay in how to implement extensibility).
I am "pushing that button" not out of any particular self-interest beyond the fact that I
contributed to the Kickstarter
on the understanding that those goals and stretch-goals
were not just "fluff to reel the punters in".
It is, of course, possible that some of those stretch-goals have, subsequently, proven
either unattainable or more trouble than they are worth, and if Livecode
some sort of public announcement to that end that would be reasonable, rather than
just quietly letting things drop in the face of those of us who don't have the ADS
associated with a lot of people who cannot go to the toilet without at least
3 internet enabled devices attached to their bodies.
I don't think dropping certain "promises" from the Kickstarter
is the "end of the world",
and I don't think anyone needs to get overly "hoity-toity" about it.
What annoys me slightly is how Livecode
does this sort of thing; silently. It does
seem a bit "off", and a "sorry" with a spot of justification, might go a long way
to make things a bit more "Community